Herb: Jin Qian Cao


Latin name: Lysimachia christiniae


Family: Primulaceae (Primrose Family)



Medicinal use of Jin Qian Cao:

The whole plant is antiphlogistic, cholagogue, depurative, diuretic, febrifuge and lithontripic. A decoction is used in the treatment of abscesses, burns, bites, kidney stones, gallbladder stones, inflammation etc. It is also used to treat mushroom poisoning and drug poisoning.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
May to
July

Habitat of the herb:

Grassy thickets along roadsides. Damp areas along streamsides, open forests and forest margins at elevations of 500 - 2300 metres.

Propagation of Jin Qian Cao:

Seed - sow autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring or autumn. Larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Grassy thickets along roadsides. Damp areas along streamsides, open forests and forest margins at elevations of 500 - 2300 metres.

Known hazards of Lysimachia christiniae:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.